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Difference between Bring someone low and Lay someone low

bring someone lowdefeat smb. or force into a humble position:

  • The cruel rulers were brought low by the determined action of the people.

lay someone low

1. knock smb. to the ground:

  • With one blow, the experienced fighter laid his young opponent low.

2. (of a disease) make a person take to bed (usually Passive):

  • I’ve been laid low with this terrible cough most of the winter.

3. = bring someone low:

  • Someone who all his life had played tennis and softball shouldn’t be thus laid low.